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Author Warsh, Cheryl Lynn Krasnick, 1957-

Title Prescribed norms : women and health in Canada and the United States since 1800 / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 316 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Part I, Rituals. Wendy's last night in the nursery : the "disease" of menstruation and its treatment ; Gladys, take your medicine! The culture and business of menopause -- Part II, Technologies. Traditional childbirth : mothers and babies ; Modern childbirth : mothers and doctors ; Future childbirth : doctors and babies -- Part III, Professions. Networks of support, networks of opposition : the medical education of women ; Nursing : the science of womanly arts -- Epilogue : the case for chaos
Summary "By comparing ritual practices of various cultures, Prescribed Norms demonstrates how looking at women's health through a masculine lens has distorted current medical understandings of menstruation, menopause, and childbirth, and has often led to faulty medical conclusions. Warsh also illuminates how the shift from informal to more formal, institutionalized treatment impacts both women's health care and women's roles as health practitioners"--Pub. info
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-303) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Women's Health -- history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Women's Health Services -- history
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Canada -- History
Women -- Health and hygiene -- United States -- History
Women's health services -- Canada -- History
Women's health services -- United States -- History
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Healthy Living.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
HISTORY / North America
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
Women -- Health and hygiene.
Women's health services.
United States
United States.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442686553 (electronic bk.)
9781442686557 (electronic bk.)